Melpomeni Dina was a teenager and an orphan when she risked her life to hide and protect the Mordechai family.
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There's no doubt that anti-Semitism is alive and well in Lithuania today. Yet an opposite tendency - a desire among Lithuanians to remember and honor the Jewish past - is also plain to see.
The passing of Elie Wiesel serves as a timely reminder that one day soon Holocaust survivors will no longer be able to tell their own stories.
The most immediate and critical needs of Holocaust survivors today include cash assistance for food, help with medical bills
And we couldn't be happier for her.
Nearly 75 years ago, the Nazis launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union, in which 4.5 million Axis soldiers surprised the Soviets with blitzkrieg attacks across the 2,900-kilometer border.
Growing up in New York, I had a view of the world similar to the old Steinberg poster: after Broadway and Columbus and Central Park came 5th Avenue and then came California and then China and Australia in the distant horizon.
I hear many angry voices in the world but I am not angry. I understand the anger but I never let it take me over. When we start restricting people based on religion -- we are going down the very pathway my mother describes, and we seem to be forgetting the past.
Kurzweil went on to describe getting a copy of his great-grandfather's death certificate. I'm not a big fan of the empty